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    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Nigeria Records 11 Deaths, 566 New COVID-19 Cases

    Nigeria health officials on Thursday logged 566 new positive COVID-19 cases in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

    The number of people who got discharged after recovered from the illness increased by 105.

    Active caseload in Nigeria increased by 440. Total active cases in the country now 9,066.

    Eleven additional deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hour period.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 176,577 COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC's online dashboard. Of those, 165,323 cases have recovered and 2,178 people have died due to the novel coronavirus.

    The breakdown of the new cases shows that within a 24 hour period, a major financial centre for all of Africa and the economic hub of Nigeria, Lagos had 283 new infections, Akwa Ibom recorded 88 and Oyo and Rivers had 62 new coronavirus infections each.

    While FCT, Ogun, Ekiti and Kwara reported 18, 17, 12 and 11 cases respectively.

    Other states with single digit are Plateau-6 Zamfara-3 Kaduna-2 Katsina-2.

    Five states with zero cases includes Edo, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun and Sokoto.

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